John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

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John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

Postby ShyViolet » May 13th, 2015, 2:50 pm

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Re: John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

Postby Dacey » May 13th, 2015, 3:30 pm

A bit ironic since JL has technically never made a movie with an actual camera. ;)
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Re: John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

Postby GeorgeC » May 13th, 2015, 11:29 pm

Uh... They've been doing this for a couple of years.

Where has JL been?!?!?

How many videos/minimovies are shot on ANYBODY'S smartphones, period?
(There are a LOT more smartphones from other companies besides Apple. I have an Android myself. They're NOT much different than the iPhone to be honest!)

Frankly, it's sad that JL sounds like a VERY outdated Apple commercial!

Does he really have to evangelize so obviously for a company he's tied to (no matter how indirectly)?
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Re: John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

Postby James » May 14th, 2015, 7:41 am

There are a LOT more smartphones from other companies besides Apple. I have an Android myself...Frankly, it's sad that JL sounds like a VERY outdated Apple commercial...Does he really have to evangelize so obviously for a company he's tied to


To be completely fair here, while this headline only mentions the iPhone, those that read the actual article will note it quotes him as saying "iPhone, the GoPro, and the other tiny cameras that we're all carrying around".

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Re: John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

Postby EricJ » May 14th, 2015, 8:16 am

GeorgeC wrote:Where has JL been?!?!?


Some place far, far away where they've never heard of "Found footage" and don't want to push it all off a cliff.

Frankly, it's sad that JL sounds like a VERY outdated Apple commercial!


Or at best, like one of Google Glass's commercials where they don't know what to sell about it, and try pushing it as a GoPro for people to wear while they're skiing or parachute jumping.
At worst, like someone who just now found YouTube and thinks it's neat.

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Re: John Lasseter predicts that iPhones will change nature of filmmaking

Postby droosan » May 14th, 2015, 7:27 pm

Dacey wrote:A bit ironic since JL has technically never made a movie with an actual camera. ;)


I'm pretty sure John Lasseter's 1979 CalArts student film Lady and the Lamp was shot with an actual camera (on an animation stand) ..